Being cast as Spider-Man/Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was probably one of the high points of the fledgling 20-year-old Tom Holland’s young acting career. But it was also just the beginning, too, as Tom Holland was very much aware that shooting Spider-Man: Homecoming would include some very hard and strenuous days.
One such day arrived when he was still in the very early stages of shooting Spider-Man: Homecoming, and it involved Tom Holland being hung from a harness, performing extensive stunts, drinking a copious amount of water to hydrate himself, but being unable to go to the toilet for close to half a day.
Tom Holland recalled this rather horrendous day, which he admitted was the worst he experienced while shooting Spider-Man: Homecoming, during a Facebook Live chat, via Comic Book, to promote the trailer for the blockbuster that aired on Thursday night.
During this discussion, Tom Holland was asked what his best day of shooting on Spider-Man: Homecoming was. Holland struggled to find an answer, but he could immediately recall what the worst, and by the sound of things, most excruciating day of production was.
“I can tell you the worst! The worst day was… I was doing a scene with an actor — who I won’t tell you who he is — and I was in the Spider-Man suit and it was in the very beginning of shooting, and I was in a harness and I had to stick to the ceiling. And I didn’t go to the bathroom for like eleven hours or something. Because, we didn’t really figure out how to take the suit off quickly at that point. We didn’t understand how it worked. And I was in a harness. And obviously it’s hot, so I’m drinking water all the time because I’m doing exercises and running around. But, I need to go to the toilet. Yeah, I didn’t go to the bathroom for like eleven hours. And that’s an expensive suit. You do not want to wet yourself in that suit. Marvel and Sony would not be happy. So, that was the worst part of filming.”
But Tom Holland was able to think back and figure out the best day he had while working on Spider-Man: Homecoming. And it was actually quite recent, too, as it occurred when Tom Holland donned the Spider-Man costume and visited a New York children’s hospital as the character.
“Actually, the best day of filming was when we went to the children’s hospital. That was the best day! It made me realize that I’ve been given this opportunity to play a superhero, so I should try to be a superhero in real life.”
Tom Holland better get used to portraying Spider-Man, though. That’s because it has already been announced that he is contracted to five films as the superhero. It was recently announced that Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 will be released two years after its predecessor, and it will arrive on July 5, 2019.
Of course, we’ve still got to experience the first standalone Spider-Man: Homecoming film starring Tom Holland, which will finally be with us on July 7, 2017. Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts, who got the gig after his sterling work on Cop Car, and written by Jonathan M. Goldstein, John Francis Daly, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, and Sommers.
Tom Holland will be joined in Spider-Man: Homecoming by Michael Keaton, who is portraying the villain Vulture, as well as Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, and, of course, Robert Downey, Jr., who will reprise his role of Tony Stark/Iron Man for the seventh time in Homecoming.
[Featured Image by Marvel Studios]